Outpost: Week 4

Event Details

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
12:00 PM

Outpost: Week 4

Week Four: Can we reclaim the streets for people, creating a transit model that prioritizes safe biking and walking?

Day 1
Monday, October 19

Imagination Station / Echolalia: Calling in a More Just and Vibrant World 20 Years from Now
Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA partners with local violence prevention and youth development organization United Playaz and artist Indira Allegra to create audiopoems with TL and SoMa residents. Together we will create a soundscape of desires for the future of Market Street. Echolalia is a participant of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture national initiative to dispatch “Emissaries from the Future” to create pop-up Imagination Stations in public spaces nationwide. Through a range of creative activities, Emissaries will engage passersby in exercising social imagination, envisioning the world we wish to inhabit and—looking back from the future—celebrating the work we did to bring it into being. The resulting texts, images, videos, and more will all be uploaded to an online platform, yielding a crowd-sourced vision of the future, inspiring art, policy, and community action.

Day 2
Tuesday, October 20

Portraiture Postcards
Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA partners with local TODCO residents and photographer Reynaldo Cayetano Jr, to bring portraiture photography of resident and community members to create dialogue of ideas, affirmation, and solutions for a better Market Street. TODCO creates and maintains quality, low-income, senior and single-room-occupancy housing with accompanying recreational and social services to improve the South of Market community.

Day 3 
Wednesday, October 21
Talk/Radio Broadcast: Bikeways
With Gillian Gillett, Blaine Merker, Noah Budnick
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
How can we create safer bicycle infrastructure? This lunchtime discussion will look at international precedents for separated bikeways, national bike-share programs, and pilot projects on Market Street exploring what we can do to make biking accessible to all ages from 8 to 80. Our speakers will include Gillian Gillett the Director of Transporation Policy for the City and County of San Francisco; Blaine Merker the Head of the San Francisco office of Gehl Architects; and Noah Budnick, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. The discussion will be moderated by Alison Sant, co-founder and partner in the Studio for Urban Projects.

12:00-4:00 pm
Pop-Up: Prelinger On-Street Library
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the Prelinger Library
Created by the Prelinger Library as an off-site library for Outpost. Come and browse a selection of titles related to Market Street’s ecology, transit and public life. Librarians will be on hand to discuss the collection.

12:00-1:30  & 5:00-7:00 pm
Pop-Up: Post-Car Travel Agency
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
Stop by to learn more about car-free adventuring from San Francisco’s bike travel agency. Post-Car can help you plan your next door-to-door bicycle and transit adventures originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide all the functions of a travel agency: planning and booking as well as advice on outfitting and routes.

3:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Bicycle Pit Stop
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
A  bicycle workshop led by San Francisco Yellow Bike, a tenderloin-based non-profit bike program that refurbishes bikes for kids and distributes them to local schools and youth organizations. Learn how to make common bike repairs and get an introduction to bike building. The workshop hosted by San Francisco Yellow Bike founder and director Nathan Woody and director Adam Dubinksy.

7:00 pm
Film Screening: Kino Kiosk
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the Exploratoriums Cinema Arts Program
Reconsider the potential of urban pathways during this joyful outdoor film screening. The frenetic energy of bikes and buses on city streets is caught in motion and refocused through the cinematic lens. Jumping from documentaries to abstract films, this selection of short works sees diverse filmmakers approaching the human use of urban landscape with a steady sense of curiosity, indulging in the unexpected and veering towards the surreal. Streets are shaped and reshaped to accommodate new functions and reject tradition. Whether you catch a glimpse passing by, or settle in to interact and engage, the Kino Kiosk offers a cinematic moment for all users of Market Street. This event is produced in collaboration with the Exploratorium Cinema Arts Program and is curated by Kathleen Maguire, Samuel Sharkey and Liz Keim.

Day 4
Thursday, Oct 22
6:30pm & 8:00pm

Central Market Showcase Tours & Art Night SF
Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Join us for walking tours of the Central Market Showcase projects. Tours begin at UN Plaza at ART NIGHT SF, a collaboration between local galleries, museums, arts nonprofits, city agencies and independent artists with the collective aim of publicly championing the arts in San Francisco.

Check the Studio for Urban Projects Twitter feed for spontaneous additions to the schedule!